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Subject: Position at Yale Center for British Art

Position at Yale Center for British Art

From: Karen Buehler <karen.buehler<-a>
Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Faic Kress Fellow in Painting Conservation
Yale Center For British Art

The Yale Center for British Art holds more than 1,800 paintings.
Together with its collections of more than 50,000 works of art on
paper and 35,000 rare books, the Center

forms the largest collection of British art outside the United
Kingdom and offers a superb opportunity to study the history of
British painting at a major university.  The Center engages in
interdisciplinary projects involving many departments at Yale, and
the Fellow will have opportunities to work with museum curators and
conservators as well as students and faculty across the university.

General Purpose: The Yale Center for British Art is offering a
Postgraduate Research Associateship in painting conservation to fill
an opening sponsored by the FAIC Kress Conservation Fellowship
program.  The term of the associateship will be one year.  The
successful candidate will join the painting conservation studio to
study the Center's six paintings by Antonio Giovanni Canal, also
known as Canaletto, painted during the artist's ten-year practice in
London.  The aims of the project will be to compare what is known of

Canaletto's continental practice with that of his London period, and
to treat three of the paintings in advance of a gallery
reinstallation in 2016.  The Fellow will be encouraged to expand and
refine conservation skills through active treatments supervised by
department staff, to participate in the intellectual life of the
Center, to develop a thorough technical study, and to present
findings to appropriate audiences within the Center, Yale
University, and the broader museum profession.  For purposes of this
application we must call this position a Postgraduate Research
Associate to ensure benefits that "fellows" at Yale University do
not normally receive.

Position will include: stipend of $27,000 per year, travel
allowance, Yale University health and vacation benefits (12 vacation
days; 9 sick days; 8 paid holidays; and comprehensive health care).

Fellowship applications should be sent to:

    Mark Aronson
    Conservation Department
    Yale Center for British Art
    PO Box 208280
    New Haven CT 06520-8280

Informal questions can be directed to

    Mark Aronson
    Chief Conservator
    mark.aronson<-a t->yale< . >edu


    Candidates must hold a master's degree in conservation awarded
    from a U.S. or Canadian conservation program or be a U.S. or
    Canadian citizen who is graduating or has graduated within the
    past three years from a conservation program abroad.

    Candidates must have the ability to undertake research and the
    highest quality conservation treatments.

Application: Written applications should include: cover letter
describing the candidate's professional interest in the position;
curriculum vitae; record of master's degree in conservation;
transcript of graduate course of study (unofficial copy is
acceptable); names of three references, with full contact
information; and three confidential letters of reference sent under
separate cover.

Application deadline: August 1, 2014.
The starting date is slightly flexible, sometime in the fall of 2014.

All candidates applying for positions at Yale University will be
subject to pre-employment screening.  All offers are contingent upon
the successful completion of a background check.  Yale University is
an equal opportunity employer.

Karen Buehler
Interim Human Resources Office Assistant
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street
PO Box 208280
New Haven CT 06520
Mobile: 203-314-3760

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:4
                   Distributed: Tuesday, July 1, 2014
                        Message Id: cdl-28-4-024
Received on Wednesday, 25 June, 2014

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